Friday, September 19, 2014
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Drugs wanted

Delaware County police departments and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be collecting unused prescription drugs at 14 locations this Saturday.

Drugs wanted

Delaware County police departments and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be collecting unused prescription drugs at 14 locations this Saturday. They’ll take any pills you got, no questions asked. Uppers, downers, screamers, laughers ...

Why go through the trouble of surrendering your old pills to the cops? Apparently, you're not supposed to flush some medicines down the toilet. The FDA says you should mix them up with coffee grounds and kitty litter or something and throw them away. But not the strong painkillers, because the serious pill popper has no problem digging through trash or ingesting something out of the litter box.

It's kind of confusing. But what you don't want to do is leave them around the house. Prescription drug abuse is “the fastest growing public health threat facing the nation today,” says John Bryfonski at the DEA’s Philadelphia office.

Bottom line, the simplest way to get rid of your old pills is to visit one of these locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Update: letter in today's Daily News addresses this issue. Also, you can go here to find a site near you.
 

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In The Daily Delco blog, Daily News reporters William Bender and Stephanie Farr dig up all the dirt - from crazy crimes to political malfeasance and everything in between - in Delaware County.

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